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    Looks like 31 or 51 to me. Nice finds.

    Looks like 31 or 51 to me. Nice finds.
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    I agree with Ill digger. They are all modern. The...

    I agree with Ill digger. They are all modern. The bottom row are called wad cutters and may be 38 caliber. Top left looks like a 45 caliber and the next two look like muzzle loaders. Accurate...
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    Dang, those are some super nice finds. Congrats!

    Dang, those are some super nice finds. Congrats!
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    Congratulations on a very nice coin. That one is...

    Congratulations on a very nice coin. That one is on my bucket list!
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    In 1840, milk glass buttons, simple utilitarian...

    In 1840, milk glass buttons, simple utilitarian two to four hole sew through styles of opaque white pressed glass, began to replace brass and gilt buttons in men's wear.
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    It is also associated with Russia and Russian...

    It is also associated with Russia and Russian Masons. I think the first picture is of the back and the second is the front.
  7. Awesome! I can only dream of finding stuff that...

    Awesome! I can only dream of finding stuff that old!
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    Donnie B, I knew I had seen that button somewhere...

    Donnie B, I knew I had seen that button somewhere with the description but my old mind just doesn't hold it all like it used to.
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    The more I think about it the more I think I...

    The more I think about it the more I think I remember. I am pretty sure it was made in England around the early 1800s and America's button makers were getting better. We were less dependent on...
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    IIRC it had something to do with overstock when...

    IIRC it had something to do with overstock when the button was changed to a newer style. Instead of throwing them out the button maker(s) simply put the shank on the front and sold them as regular...
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    Then why did it pee in my hand when I picked it...

    Then why did it pee in my hand when I picked it up to move to a safe spot?:lol:
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    Never give up!

    I walked out my back door this morning and caught a slight movement on the ground. Looking down I was greeted by this sight. When the snake noticed me he quickly spit the toad out and headed for...
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    I have had success stabilizing pewter buttons by...

    I have had success stabilizing pewter buttons by coating them with a 50/50 mix of Elmer's glue and water. It will continue to deteriorate if left untreated.
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    Found one. The seller even included a silver dime...

    Found one. The seller even included a silver dime so my son was happy!
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    I found this site that gives a little information...

    I found this site that gives a little information about your find. That is a very nice find.

    https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_994223
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    Nice button.

    Nice button.
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    White's Closing

    Saw this a few minutes ago.
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    Thanks for the chance to win something I will...

    Thanks for the chance to win something I will never find down here.
    Never mind. I thought this was for June. Didn't look at the original...
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    Very nice. If you want to find the quarter just...

    Very nice. If you want to find the quarter just start looking for something else!
  20. I just found this one at Ridgeway civil war...

    I just found this one at Ridgeway civil war archive. It shows a 5 pointed star one.

    http://www.relicman.com/buttons/Button1125-earlyArmyGeneralService-GI70-zblankFlatPre1830Manufacture.html
  21. I couldn't find the five pointed star US button...

    I couldn't find the five pointed star US button in any of my references. You might try contacting Don Troiani. He has co-authored several books on early American militaria.

    chainshot@aol.com
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    I think Chauncey Brooks was born in 1794 and died...

    I think Chauncey Brooks was born in 1794 and died in 1880. He was a merchant in Baltimore. The style of the backmark on your button most likely puts it in 1820-late 1830s.Prior to the 1820s most all...
  23. Congratulations on a great find. I doubt I will...

    Congratulations on a great find. I doubt I will ever pull one of those from the ground anywhere near me.
  24. Thread: Button

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    It is very possible that Chauncey Brooks was not...

    It is very possible that Chauncey Brooks was not a button maker. He could have been a dealer in clothing. Most buttons made in the US were produced by one of four button manufacturers, Waterbury,...
  25. Thread: Lead eagle

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    How big is it?

    How big is it?
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